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Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Springfield, Massachusetts

Wednesday Hikes

Unless otherwise specified, breakfast is at 8:00AM at the restaurant listed and hikes begin at 9:00AM. Wear clothing in layers suitable for the weather. Trails may be icy, wear appropriate footwear (i.e. crampons). Hike leaders may refuse participation by unprepared hikers. If at least four inches of snow are on the ground the hike may be replaced by cross-country skiing or snow showing. Rain cancels. If in doubt about the conditions, contact the hike leader.

November 7:  Monadnock, via Pumpelly Trail, approx. 8 miles, bring poles, lunch, fluids, warm clothing and flashlights. Trail is steep, with open sections at summit. This is an all day hike! Meet at 7:30 AM for breakfast at Audrey’s, Rt. 101, Dublin, N.H. Leader:  Mary Ann Siron (413) 568-3304 or DOGS are NOT allowed

November 14: Monoosnoc Ridge Trail Hike - Meet at 7:00 AM to carpool from Big Y parking lot in S. Hadley, MA  Please be prompt. Hike Monoosnoc Ridge Trail in Leominster, MA or meet at 8:15 at Ed & Claire Gingras’ house 5 Kimberly Lane, Westminster. We will post cars and hike 1 way, hike is 9 miles along a ridge trail mostly on old roads with stone walls. Bring lunch, water. Nice overlook where we can eat. Dessert and drinks at Gingras’ after hike. Directions to Gingras’ 202 North to 2 East, take Exit 25 for MA-2A/ MA-140. Follow 2A East, after you pass Old Mill Restaurant, look for Kimberly Lane on Left, less than 1 mile. Leader: Claire Gingras or (978) 870-2483 NO DOGS!

November 21:  Robinson State Park, 428 North St. Feeding Hills, Ma. Breakfast at Main St. Grill 369 Main St. Agawam, Ma. Leader: Kris Jackson (413) 782-0247 Cell (413)386-7027 PLEASE use cell only on day of hike if necessary.

November 28: Conant Brook, Monson, Ma. Breakfast at Beth’s, Main St. Monson. Leader: Chuck Alsop (413) 782-6328

December 5: Hike a section of the A.T. will hike a 4.5 mile section to Upper Goose Pond Lee, Ma. Some hills. Breakfast at Rose’s, 160 Housatonic St., Lee, Ma. across from McDonald’s on Rt. 20. Leader: Pat Tobey (413) 562-1703 or

December 12: Chicopee State Park, meet at William’s Family Park, Burnett Rd. Chicopee, Ma. Breakfast at 50’s Diner Burnett Rd. Chicopee, Ma. Leader Ann Morin (413) 592-4123 or

December 19: Hike Peaked Mt.,Norcross and Shenipsit in Monson, Ma. and Northern Ct. This will be a LONG hike, bring lunch and fluids. Breakfast at Beth’s, Main St. Monson, Ma. Leader: Don Maynard (413) 525-3464 or

December 26: Bear Hole to Ashley Reservoir. West Spfld, Ma. Breakfast at Memo’s Memorial Drive W. Spfld (across from the Big E) Bring $, credit cards not accepted. Leader Al LaFleche cell (413) 306-1270

January 2: Rice Nature Preserve, could be icy, bring spikes. Breakfast at Village Store, Main St. Wilbraham, Ma. Leader Chuck Alsop (413) 782-6328 or

January 9: Temenos, Shutesbury, Ma. Breakfast at Leverett Co-op, Leverett Rd., Leverett, Ma. Interesting hike, “monk caves” included!!! Leader:  Evi Schachtl (413) 772-9269.

January 16: “Ski Notchview” Breakfast at Blue Bonnet Diner, Rt. 5 Northampton. Carpool to Notchview, Windsor Jambs for x-c skiing (if conditions are good). Bring lunch, stay the day. Trail fee $15.00, free for Trustees members. Dogs NOT allowed. If not enough snow, hike Fitzgerald Conservation area, from North Farms parking lot, Northampton.(Dogs allowed here on leash) Leader: Betty Siwinski (413) 427-6095 or

January 23: Goat Rock, Hampden, Ma. Breakfast at Reid’s at the Hampden Mini Mall Plaza. Leader: Mike Cronin (413) 566-3114 or

January 30: Mt. Tom , Holyoke, Ma. Meet at Bray Lake parking lot, Rt. 5 Mt. Tom Reservation entrance. Breakfast at Cracker Barrel, Whiting Farms Rd. Holyoke, trail to be determined at time of hike. As usual, prepare for the weather, spikes, poles etc. Leader: Mary Ann Siron (413) 568-3304 or